No, You’re Probably Not “A Little Schizophrenic” Today

I’m going to just put this out there for all of us to chew on.

We use terms that refer to mental health conditions way too easily on social media.

We changed our mind on something and post: “Ugh, I am so bipolar.”

Or

Schizophrenic

Or

OCD

Earlier this year, Huffington Post had an article that touched on this subject.

We’ve all done it. I’m an offender myself. I used to describe myself as OCD when I felt the need to have things in a certain order. I’ve used used mental health disorders as adjectives.

The truth about many mental health issues is that they aren’t funny, enjoyable, or merely quirky behaviors. They are big things that many people have to fight against every day. If someone is diagnosed with Schizophrenia, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder it’s a big deal. It’s something that is an ongoing struggle that makes normal everyday life difficult.

So, am I too sensitive? I’ll gladly wear the “sensitive” badge. I’ve earned it, Our family’s life has been turned upside down by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I’ve lost an uncle to complications of Schizophrenia and seen relationships destroyed by it.

 

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Consider this food for thought.

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